Explore the natural world in Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s homeschool classes. Students ages 5-18 from the local homeschool community can attend sessions designed to complement homeschool science curriculums and make homeschooling more convenient, interactive, and engaging for your family.
Upcoming Homeschool Classes
Spring Homeschool Classes listed below meet at the museum on the following Mondays.
- January 23, 2023
- January 30, 2023
- February 6, 2023
- February 13, 2023
- February 20, 2023
Last day to register for classes is January 16, 2023
Immerse yourself in beloved stories as we read, act, and experiment together. Explore storybook curiosities from dragons to mermaids and search for their connections in the natural world. Hunt for hidden treasures in Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems, and learn what it takes for a fairy (or butterfly) to take to the skies. See if you can grow a beanstalk as tall as Jack’s as you uncover the science behind the stories.
Wednesdays 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Grab your passport and get ready for a trek through the foreign lands of the museum. Learn how to survive a night in the frozen Arctic and how to stay cool in the heat of the Sahara. Discover cultural cuisine and taste unusual foods from around the world. Unearth the history of early human habitation in North America and delve into experimental archaeology through challenges like mixing pigments for rock art.
Global Explorer will meet the following Wednesdays:
January 25, February 1, 8, 15, & 22.
|Delve into archaeology as you examine remnants from past cultures. Explore natural resources available to different civilizations of the world and make a paint palette using natural pigments from indigenous materials. Use experimental archaeology to replicate history and to design your own culture. Create artifacts and challenge your peers to interpret your archaeological site.|
Environmental Science 2
|This winter, explore the realms of atmosphere and climate change in the second of this year’s three-part Environmental Science series. Examine Earth’s geologic formations, atmospheric composition, and oceanography to understand the regional availability of natural energy resources. Explore renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy and the global impact their local and regional use has on the atmosphere, land, and water. |
Enrollment in all three sections is not required, but students who complete all three parts of the series will receive a certificate of achievement.
For multi-session classes, full refund less $10 handling fee for withdrawals made at least one week before program begins. Withdrawals made less than one week before the program starts, but before the second class session, are subject to a fee of $10 plus the pro-rated cost of a single class. No refunds after the second class has met.
Inclement Weather Policy
For children’s programs scheduled to occur December through March, the following inclement weather policy will be used: Should hazardous conditions result in cancellation of classes, announcements will be made on television stations KDKA, WTAE, WPXI, and FOX. Decisions are based on the needs of all students and instructors, some of whom drive considerable distances to Oakland. Makeup days may be scheduled for missed classes. During any inclement weather, please use your own discretion to attend for your own safety and that of your student.